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Manáos

[mah-nous] /mɑˈnaʊs/
noun
1.
a port in and the capital of Amazonas, in N Brazil, on the Río Negro near its confluence with the Amazon: about 1000 miles (1600 km) from the Atlantic but accessible to some ocean trade.
Also, Manaus.

Amazonas

[am-uh-zoh-nuh s] /ˌæm əˈzoʊ nəs/
noun
1.
a state in NW Brazil. 601,769 sq. mi. (1,558,582 sq. km).
Capital: Manáos.
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Manáos

/Portuguese məˈnaus/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Manaus

Manaus

/Portuguese məˈnaus/
noun
1.
a port in N Brazil, capital of Amazonas state, on the Rio Negro 19 km (12 miles) above its confluence with the Amazon: chief commercial centre of the Amazon basin. Pop: 1 673 000 (2005 est)

Amazonas

/ˌæməˈzəʊnəs/
noun
1.
a state of W Brazil, consisting of the central Amazon basin: vast areas of unexplored tropical rainforest. Capital: Manaus. Pop: 2 961 801 (2002). Area: 1 542 277 sq km (595 474 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Manáos

Amazonas

largest estado (state) of Brazil, situated in the northwestern part of the country. It is bounded to the northwest by Colombia, to the north by Venezuela and the Brazilian state of Roraima, to the east and southeast by the Brazilian states of Para and Mato Grosso, to the south by the Brazilian state of Rondonia, to the southwest by the Brazilian state of Acre, and to the west by Peru. Despite its size, it is one of the most thinly populated Brazilian states. Amazonas occupies the greater part of the tropical forest zone of the Amazon River basin. The capital, Manaus, is located in the eastern part of the state at the confluence of the Negro River with the mainstream of the Amazon

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